Nutritional Immunology

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health

New research has shown some of our least favourite vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood vessel disease. Published in the British Journal of Nutrition the research has found higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease […]

Eating Your Greens May Help You Build Muscle Strength

* A new The Journal of Nutrition¬†study has found that regularly eating leafy greens can boost muscle function, which in turn could help prevent falls and fractures. * The body converts nitrates into nitric oxide, which can open up the blood vessels, improving blood flow and exercise performance. * In the study, participants who ate […]

Almonds boost the elimination of bad cholesterol

Researchers at at Pennsylvania State University recently confirmed the anti-cholesterol benefits of almonds. Regular intake of a handful of almonds increased levels of mature HDL or “good cholesterol” particles, which are associated with cardiovascular health, by 19 percent. According to a study published on Friday, August 11 in the Journal of Nutrition, almonds may not […]

Managing Diabetes – The Food Factor

Before we touch on what kind of food is more desirable for a diabetic person, we should understand a bit of the Glycemic Index (GI). Glycemic Index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrate foods and is a measure of how fast a food raises your blood glucose levels. This¬†index may help in better management of […]

Diabetes

From the last few video post, we learn that most of the diseases are caused by malfunctioning of our immune system. Today I would like to share on one of the scary chronic disease, Diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a complex and chronic disease characterized by high blood glucose levels resulting from defects in insulin secretion, […]

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